Zero-sum victory : what we're getting wrong about war (Book, 2021) []
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Zero-sum victory : what we're getting wrong about war

Zero-sum victory : what we're getting wrong about war

Author: Christopher D Kolenda
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Why have the major post-9/11 US military interventions turned into quagmires? Despite huge power imbalances in the United States's favor, significant capacity-building efforts, and repeated tactical victories by what many observers call the world's best military, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq turned intractable. The US government's fixation on zero-sum, decisive victory in these conflicts is a key reason why  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Études de cas
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher D Kolenda
ISBN: 9780813152769 0813152763
OCLC Number: 1229027195
Description: xv, 375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The past as prologue: the Vietnam War --
Toward a war termination framework --
The pursuit of decisive victory in Afghanistan --
Persisting in a failing approach --
Ending the war in Afghanistan --
Pursuit of decisive victory in Iraq --
Staying the course in Iraq --
Ending the war in Iraq --
Other Titles: What we're getting wrong about war
Responsibility: Christopher D. Kolenda.


By making powerful historic comparisons and drawing from personal experience, Kolenda draws thought-provoking and actionable conclusions about the utility of American military power in the  Read more...


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